La Fonda is well regarded in most guide books as a good place to get some local cuisine and they’re especially known for their Caldo Real which is basically a big bowl of Chicken and Rice soup.  This is what I got as I was still on soft foods after my tooth extraction.

The serving size is reasonable for the price and it comes with some ingredients you can add-in as desired (onion, cliantro, lime, etc.).  I found the soup to be pretty bland and definitely not as flavorful as similar soups at El Caldero in San Cristobal.  I had to add salt to feel like it had any flavor.

The setting is nice.  The main space is a large courtyard but as it was a slow night, everyong was in a side room which opened onto the street.  It was good for people watching if you were lucky enough to get a window seat.

I would be willing to give it another try but I would probably skip the soup next time.

La Fonda de la Calle Real is located at 5a Avenida Norte and a few other branch locations in Antigua, Guatemala.